The Madison boys and girls track teams each came away with first place finishes on Thursday night, defeating Southwestern, Shawe, and South Ripley in a four-way meet in Versailles.

Boys Meet

In the boys portion of the meet, Madison won with a score of 101. South Ripley was second with 57, Southwestern third with 29, and Shawe fourth with 24.

Overall, the Cubs won 11 of the 15 overall events in their first meet of the season.

"This was a great way to start off the year. I feel we are a little bit behind where we were last year at this time because we have had a hard time getting outside," Madison boys track coach Scott Holcroft said. "For these guys to come out and have 11 personal bests is remarkable."

The Cubs had eight first place finishes in individual events. Wayne Sherbahn won both the 100- and 200-meter dashes with personal best times of 10.8 and 22.7 seconds, respectively. David Gibson won the 1600- and 3200-meter runs, with personal best times of 5:00 and 10:52, respectively. Hunter Sego won the 110-meter hurdles with a personal best of 18.4 seconds.

Trajen Jenkins threw a personal best of 133 feet, 3 inches to win the discus, Jordan Partee won the long jump with a leap of 21 feet, 8 inches and Josh Scott jumped an even 6-feet to claim the high jump.

The Cubs also swept the relay events. The 400 relay team of Sherbahn, Scott, Partee, and Nick Palmer won with a time of 44.5 seconds. In the 1600 relay, Patrick Knight, Partee, White, and Sherbahn won in 3:56. Gibson, Quinton White, Justin Robertson and Malte Frenzel won the 3200 relay in 9:05.

Other top finishes for Madison were: Sego, second, 300 hurdles, 48.27; Knight, second, 400 dash, 57.59; White, second, 800 run, 2:18 and second, 1600 run, 5:06; Alex Schmidlapp, second, shot put, 38-6; Frenzel, third, 3200 run, 11:16; Alex Morris, third, discus, 113-0; Nathan Morris, third, shot put, 36-10; and Partee, third, high jump, 5-6.

Ryan Furnish picked up Southwestern's lone win with a 2:17.4 performance in the 800-meter run.

Other top finishes for the Rebels were: Zach Brooks, Travis Higham, Stuart Bramer and Austin Spray, second, 400 relay, 49.65; Higham, third, 100 dash, 12.06 and third, 200 dash, 25.0; and Spray, third, 400 run, 59.5.

Shawe's Jared Rampy was the lone Hilltopper with a first place finish, winning the 300 meter hurdles. Rampy also placed third in 110 meter hurdles. Aczael Rios was fourth in the 100-meter run and Skip Maas was fourth in the 400-meter run.

Girls Meet

In the girls portion of the meet, Madison won with a score of 101.5. South Ripley was second with 66 while Southwestern took third with 48.5 and Shawe was fourth with seven.

"This was a good first meet for us tonight. The girls competed hard and the effort was there," Madison girls coach Mark Seib said. "Southwestern is the defending sectional champs so to get a win against good competition to open the season is always nice."

The Lady Cubs took first in six individual events on the night. Gabby Nay won the 800-meter run in 2:40, Ashlee Allen's time of 1:05 won the 400-meter run, Olivia Crozier finished first in the 1600-meter run in 6:20, and Hannah Miller won the 3200-meter run in 13:44.

In the field events, Macky Hecox won the discus with a throw of 108 feet, 1 inch and Emily Holland won the high jump at 5-feet even.

Like the boys, the Lady Cubs swept the relays. The 400-meter relay team of Keelin Watkins, Darrah Kinnaman, Jordan Breeding, and Raven Lee won in 57 seconds, the 1600 relay team of Nay, Crozier, Thurnall and Allen won in 4:45, and the 3200 team of Nay, Crozier, Katie Hartman and Thurnall won in 11:27.

Other top finishes for Madison were: Lee, second, 100 hurdles, 17.74 and second, 300 hurdles, 52.87; Allen, second, 200 dash, 28.83; Thurnall, second, 800 run, 2:58.4; Miller, second, 1600 run, 6:23; Hecox, second, shot put, 31-8; Emily Ward, second, high jump; 4-4; Paige Hess, third, 3200 run, 14:23; Crozier, third, shot put, 31-7; and Holland, third, discus, 82-0.

Southwestern picked up five individual wins - three by Savannah Hubbard in the 100-meter hurdles in 17.75, the 300-meter hurdles in 52.37 and the long jump at 14 feet, 3.75 inches.

Morgan Mahoney won the 200-meter run in 28.34 and Bethani Kleopfer won the shot put with a throw of 35 feet, 9 inches.

Other top finishes for the Lady Rebels were: Savannah Rueda, second, 800 run, 2:41 and second, long jump, 14-2.5; Kleopfer, second, discus, 85-7; Rueda, Rachel Taylor, Jayla Watson and Heather Totten, second, 3200 relay, 11:51; Emiley Watkins, third, 100 run, 14.63; and Totten, Watson, Taylor and Watkins, third, 5:01.

Shawe's best finishes came in the 400-meter run where Carolyn Wehner was third and Hannah Storm fourth.

Madison's track teams will be in action Saturday morning at Greensburg while Southwestern will be competing in the Inferno Classic at Jeffersonville on Friday and Saturday. Shawe will be back in action on Tuesday night when the Hilltoppers head to Madison for a five-way meet.

Swiss boys win at J-C-D

The Switzerland County boys track team claimed a victory in Osgood Thursday night, winning a tri-meet over Rising Sun and Jac-Cen-Del.

The Pacers won with a score of 68, Rising Sun was second with 60, and Jac-Cen-Del was third at 29.

"I was very impressed with our first meet of the year," Switzerland coach Sean McGarvey said. "We had several good performances and set five personal records tonight."

The Pacers took first place finishes in seven events.

Clint Swanson won the 100 dash with a personal record of 11.15 seconds and the 200 dash in 23.3 seconds. T.J. White won the 400 dash in 55.5 and Braden Burk won the 1600 run in 5:07.

In the field events, Zack Rodgers' personal record of 134 feet, 1 inch was first in the discus.

Switzerland County also won two relay events. Swanson, Rodgers, Ben Curran and Chase Richards took the 400 relay in 47.6 seconds and White, Burk, Talen Taylor and Dakota Taylor won the 3200 relay in 9:19.

Other top finishes for the Pacers were: Taylor, second, 1600 run, 5:12 and second, 3200 run, 11:30; White, second, long jump, 17-11.5; Swanson, second, high jump, 5-10; Bradley Cox, second, shot put, 37-2; White, Burk, Dakota Taylor and Zak Park, second, 1600 run, 4:02; Ben Curran, third, 110 hurdles, 18.93 and third, 300 hurdles, 45.11; Rodgers, third, 200 dash, 25.9 and third, long jump, 16-11; Dakota Taylor, third, 110 hurdles, 19.55; and Michael Savage, third, shot put, 34-5.

The Pacers will be back on the track next Tuesday when they travel to Madison to compete in a five-way meet beginning at 5 p.m.